Available modes for non-indexed webvideo
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 15:02:11 EST 2013
On 06/02/2013 17:45, Vangelis forthnet wrote:
> Is there any other proper way in this case, that eludes me, for finding
> out the available
> modes before the actual download?
> I can do it manually, by first finding vPID at:
> (which is p014n61d) & then view the available streams at:
> but how to do it with GIP?
> (as far as the actual download is concerned, I know that using
> --modes=best will get me the best available quality (i.e. flashvhigh),
> but this
> is not my original query...)
I think you may be out of luck for the present. There are several thing
going on here:
1. --info is ignored for PIDs not in the cache. That functionality
could be added, but...
2. --info doesn't short-circuit --pid/--url, so even if --info was
implemented for PIDs not in the cache, the download would still be
initiated. get_iplayer could be changed so that --info short-circuits
(which seems like a good idea to me), but...
3. get_iplayer doesn't process URLs containing "/programmes/". I think
that is because at the time the URL is being converted to a PID there is
no way for get_iplayer to know if the URL refers to a single episode or
a series. However, get_iplayer already uses the metadata associated
with a PID (downloaded after the URL is processed) to determine if the
resource is an episode, clip or series, so the ban on URLs containing
"/programmes/" might be obsolete code. I would have to test the various
types of "/programmes/" pages to know if it would be safe to remove the
restriction, but that is a low priority item.
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